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Gujarat elections 2017: BJP declares list, Rupani to contest from Rajkot

Deputy CM Nitin Patel will contest from Mehsana, while state BJP chief Jitubhai Vaghani will contest from Bhavnagar Wes

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Vijay Rupani
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday declared its first list of 70 candidates for the with Chief Minister being nominated to contest from his traditional West constituency.

Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel will contest from Mehsana, his traditional constituency, while state BJP chief Jitubhai Vaghani will contest from Bhavnagar West.

Gujarat will have two-phased polls on December 9 and 14. The first phase will cover 89 constituencies in 19 districts, and the second phase 93 seats in 14 districts.

The list comes days after the deliberations at the BJP Central Election Committee attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi under the presidentship of party chief Amit Shah.

The filing of nominations for the polls began on November 14.

Counting of votes will be taken up along with that of Himachal Pradesh on December 18.

First Published: Fri, November 17 2017. 14:14 IST
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